Anime is a very unique medium that brings people together. You’ll probably see moments in anime you’ve seen before if you enjoyed one of the best new animes, Jujutsu Kaisen. These other highly-loved works are similar to Jujutsu Kaisen in some ways, which means they’re worth a watch even if you’re an anime newcomer!
By no means, this is the definitive list of classic Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen
. The rankings were ordered based on how close they are objective, as opposed to relative differences. With that said, let’s jump into the list!
Here are Top 14+ Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen The Most
Bleach is an anime that deals with spirits. So, I’ve placed it higher up on this list because the focus of the anime is more on Ichigo’s adventures in the spiritual realm, not probably fighting them with evil spirits in the world of the living. Bleach starts off with a very basic idea: Soul Reapers hunt down corrupted spirits called “Hollows” but there isn’t much depth to it.
Naruto is an anime with a main character (Naruto) and a main antagonist (Konan). The protagonist has another spirit sealed within him, but he also has two friends that complement him. The sensei, who is also the antagonist, looks similar to the protagonist in terms of external appearance and personality.
This story is full of wonder and light-hearted humour with a serious undertone, make is one of Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen.
Attack On Titan – Dark anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Attack on Titan shares a dark and bloody atmosphere similar to the Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen. Ok, Attack on Titan might be a whole lot more bloody and gory than Jujutsu Kaisen, but hear me out. In both series people die left and right in the most horrible way possible. They both have “the heavy,” as they say, which is something other animes do not have… But the key difference is that, while Attack on Titan doesn’t ease that heaviness while Jujutsu Kaisen balances light and dark themes just right.
Not much about the two anime is alike. One is about spirits and exorcism, while the other’s about Titans and war. The only similarity is a general mood of both of them.
Beyond The Boundary
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Beyond the Boundary is a popular anime with a dark premise. One of the main female protagonists struggles against the yomu — demon-like beings manifested out of negative emotions. The protagonist is able to manipulate her blood, which we’ve seen in Jujutsu Kaisen – and like Jujutsu Kaisen’s main protagonist, one part of the main male protagonist is half-human/Oxen. He is immortal but still reacts as a human might.
This anime is on the lower-ranked list because it’s not considered a shonen anime.
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 centers on a boy with psychic powers. For whatever reason, he doesn’t use his powers. This creates an identity crisis in the minds of everyone who knows him since they all perceive him as weak. The more agitated Mob becomes, the stronger his abilities are. When he reaches 100%, he’s unstoppable and uncontrollable. Jujutsu Kaisen also has powerful spirits and exorcists, who fight against them.
While Parasyte is not an anime about spirits, the menace caused by parasites resonate with JJYes. The idea of taking over the world often translates to inheriting belief in yourself as a superior species when your species is challenging another’s.
Some parasites take control of the human brain and make the body their host, which is why they’re called brain parasites or brain flukes. The main character was lucky to have escaped when one was capable of taking over his hand, unable to control his entire body. He had enhanced physical abilities granted by the parasite (one hand), so he now has to fight for mankind and save them from an invasion from this creature.
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Both Jujutsu Kaisen and In/Spectre have a similar concept in which spirits are born out of human emotions. They both also involve spirits that are born from human imagination, who causes harm to civilians when they’re unaware.
However, unlike Jujutsu Kaisen, In/Spectre doesn’t have any organization to deal with these spirits. It is the responsibility of a girl who can communicate their thoughts and feelings to keep them from going out of control. This series takes more of a “mind game” route than an action-adventure one.
What would you say if I told you that there was an anime series focused on exorcisms? Well, you should watch this anime. It’s just like JJK with a few twists. The main characters of this show were also brought into a world they had never seen before. This anime has a good mix of action and comedy like Jujutsu Kaisen does too.
Jujutsu Kaisen (also known as Battle of the Supreme Power) is an anime and manga that is often compared to Black Clover due to it’s heavenly powers and main character rivalry, both protagonists are fighting individuals whose inner power consumes them without warning. Jujutsu Kaisen’s similarities include conversations with the demons, etc.
Everyone can agree that their MC has superhuman strength. Even their enemies are impressed with the sheer power of their MCs, who they battle differently than most characters in their series.
In JJK they use Jutsu, while in Black Clover they use magic. In both cases, it’s the same idea in different words, and both MCs are still learning to master it.
Black Clover has a great cast, and it’s even been confirmed that voice actor for Yami’s voice from Black Clover is Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen. That’s further reason to watch this anime!
Demon Slayer – Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen in terms of villains
There is no doubt that God Eater has one spot in the list of Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen. They share many traits and are on equal footing, in fact they have a lot more similarities than differences. God Eater has villains that are just as dangerous and overwhelming. Another similarity is that God Eater’s main characters, like JJK’s, are kind and fight for others. The anime also shares some other qualities: both are very strong in terms of plot and character development; both main characters are thoughtful and caring; and both have individual personalities which makes them stand out from the rest of the cast.
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Boogiepop and the Others
“Boogiepop and Others” is a spin-off of Jujutsu Kaisen that features people fighting invisible enemies. Boogiepop, who is the lead character, has the ability to switch personality with Zetsubou-sensei.
Boogiepop is an enigmatic and mysterious character who saves people from being killed and maintains balance in the world. One thing that I loved about this anime is that there’s always a dark humor throughout. It gets confusing at times, but the overall series is enjoyable.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a great story about someone who hunts down spirits to collect their fingers, while the main character of Dororo in an action/adventure story has to hunt down demons in order to get his bloodline back. The main character is desperately trying all he can do to recover his lost limbs and organs, but ends up losing everything he has loved and cherished.
Despite being on the brink of death, the baby was abandoned on a boat. However, he survived and was taken in by a man who once served as a samurai. That man now makes prosthetic body parts for people around the world that also include built-in swords for our main character to help him defend himself. Our protagonist is determined to destroy all demons and get his lost limbs back, even if it meant destroying his true father’s dream empire with ease the suffering of all of society’s subjects.
Toilet Bound Hanako Kun – Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen in terms of concept
The anime, Toilet Bound Hanako-kun, even mentions Jujutsu Kaisen in episode 9 during their battle to distract the spirits/demons. This only makes it clear that both of these anime have a lot in common.
Some people might find this anime similar with Jujutsu Kaisen because of the general setting and the way characters deal with them. Other than the general setting and emotional plight, there are also some extremely similar examples of villains being apathetic towards human life. And don’t forget about those heart-wrenching high stakes for our protagonists!
JJK is intense, so Toilet Bound Hanako kun may seem a bit lacking in comparison. However, the characters and world of Hanako kun are undoubtedly interesting on their own.
The reason Noragami came to mind when I thought of writing an article about Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen was because their atmospheres are very similar. In both series, the evil spirits are created by negative human emotions, so schools, hospitals and other spaces crowded with people can be treacherous places. Unlike in sorcery stories like Jujutsu Kaisen, however, Noragami has gods as antagonists fighting against these mephits/yokai.
Fire Force – a well-known Animes Like Jujutsu Kaisen.
In Jujutsu Kaisen and Fire Force, curses are introduced to the world as mindless monsters that violently target anything and everything. Similarly, infernals in both series are thought of as an annoyance who cause damage and destruction. However, these creatures have transcended into beings with intelligence that plot on taking over the world. Both companies have an organization fighting against an evil organization plotting to destroy humanity, but their internal conflicts within each company mirror one another.
Users will be engaged by the narrative-driven Fire Force anime. The side characters in both the anime are very similar and go through a variety of storylines, like the protagonist that doesn’t have any special powers but carries his way to victory using weapons such as martial arts. The one individual with special abilities is also similar to Gojo Satoru who is an opponent with powerful skills but becomes a supporter character in the later episodes.
From what I watched, it seems like Fire Force has many similarities in plot and character design to the only other anime like Jujutsu Kaisen that I’ve seen.
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